Write a Letter to the Editor of Your Local Newspaper in Support of the Environmental Protection Agency

For more than four decades, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been America’s chief defender of clean air and water, wildlife, and wild places. It has cleared the air of our cities. It has dramatically reduced acid rain that damages our forests and waters. And it has saved the bald eagle -- one of the most iconic animals in America -- from extinction.

Now the EPA — and its ability to protect our environment — is under assault. These front-line defenders of nature need us to speak out now… or face devastating budget cuts.

Under the Trump administration’s proposed federal budget, the EPA’s budget would be slashed by more than a third. Its staff — our country’s frontline defenders of nature — will be reduced by more than a fifth, compromising the agency’s ability to protect the environment.

We need to turn the spotlight on these devastating cuts! Please take just a few moments right now to submit a letter to the editor of your local newspaper in support of fully funding the Environmental Protection Agency’s work.

  • You can submit your letter through your local paper's website, or use the tool at the bottom of this page.
  • Most newspapers will accept letters up to 150 words in length.
  • Please let us know if your letters gets published by sending it to feedback@environmental-action.org.

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